Thursday, January 16, 2014
You are in the market for some new furniture from your Edmonton Furniture Store, but are not quite sure what to look for. For some people, matching the existing décor theme is a must, while others are most inclined to choose comfort over style. Whichever you are leaning toward, one of the very first decisions you will make is choosing either leather or fabric. Whether for a couch or recliner, this decision is best made after a little research.
Are you in the category of putting style as first priority? If so, fabric may be your best choice. Though leather offers more and more color choices all the time, it is still predominated by solid colors. Fabrics, on the other hand, have long offered endless choices in colors, patterns, and textures. With this variety also comes a wider variety of style options from comfy to formal, which then results in a wide range of quality and cost options. Generally, you find that your cheapest furniture options will be offered in fabric.
For some, a comfy couch from a furniture store in Edmonton, AB, means an overstuffed leather sofa. But despites its smaller range of style options, leather actually offers several benefits to consider. While the wide variety of fabrics offered for furniture can also result in learning the rights and wrongs of cleaning your specific fabric choice, leather tends to be much simpler to clean. Unlike fabric, leather presents a non-absorbent, smooth surface that usually can be wiped with a dry or damp cloth to remove spills, cat hair, and dust. It will not absorb smells like fabric either, and usually presents a longer lifespan than most fabric furniture.
Before you run to your Edmonton furniture store, there are two more items you should take into consideration. For one, not every piece of leather furniture is equal to the next. While a cheaper leather couch may have you sticking in the summer and freezing in the winter, a higher quality of leather will be less sticky and better at temperature regulation. In regards to fabric, new performance-enhancing fabrics are released all the time, giving the fabrics greater resistance to spills and stains for easier cleaning. In the end, a lot of the decision may come down to your own personal taste.
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